The end of Operation Bloodhound

Today marks the end of Operation Bloodhound, CS:GO’s most-played operation to date with tens of millions of hours played, millions of missions accomplished and many thousands of Turners assassinated.

For a full list of changes in today’s update, click here.

Ready for a challenge

Meanwhile, October is shaping up to be an exciting month for CS:GO, as we march toward the next CS:GO Major Championship at DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca!

The eight challengers have emerged from the offline qualifiers: Cloud9, CLG, mousesports, Titan, dignitas, FlipSid3, Team Liquid, and Vexed Gaming. They’ll travel to Romania to battle the Legends and claim their place in CS:GO history.

Most Valuable Kits

Today’s update includes Music Kits from a bunch of new and returning artists, with a twist – you can now purchase Music Kits that track your Official Competitive MVPs!

To show everyone in your match how often you’re the most valuable player, head to the CS:GO main menu and see if you’ve got a StatTrak Music Kit offer.

All of the music kits below will show up as either StatTrak or non-StatTrak offers in your main menu, so if you’re not interested in tracking stats and just want to change your tune, look for a non-StatTrak offer.

Shadow Boxing

Today’s update introduces the Shadow Case, featuring sixteen community designed weapons, along with a chance to contain the all new Shadow Daggers!


This week we’re releasing a new player animation system for CS:GO. For a complete list of changes, click here.

The new system modernizes the player’s skeleton and hitboxes to better express at-a-glance exactly what your enemies and teammates are doing. We’ve upgraded all the existing body animations, and added some new ones like visible weapon deploys, bomb defusing, and ladder-climbing.

Upgrading classic maps and adjusting weapon balance are just some of the ways CS:GO is constantly evolving. We expect to continue iterating on animation in future updates, so jump into a game and let us know what you think!

Merch Workshop – New Community Items!

We launched the Merchandise Workshop a few months ago, and the first batch of community items are ready to go! Check out the new items below, all available right now at

Speaking of community artists, have you seen the ongoing CS:GO mapping contest at Reddit and Mapcore have identified the finalists, but the winner has yet to be revealed. Give the maps a try and send the mappers your feedback as they iterate on their designs.

And don’t forget, you can still find lots of new CS:GO Merch at the Valve Store!